Temple Run online – how to play

Escape the boulder, dodge the dangers of the jungle, and search for the mythical icon with our guide to playing Temple Run online

Screenshot of running temple invader from Temple Run online

Trying to find out how you can play Temple Run online? Well, you’re in the right place. Despite not exactly being the newest title in the mobile market, Temple Run is something of a legend amongst the icons of early mobile gaming, standing alongside games like Flappy Bird, Crossy Road, and others, as an early hit for the industry.

Still, the years between now and the peak popularity makes playing Temple Run online something of an instant hit of nostalgia, and quite possibly if you’ve been out of the game for a while, an instant hit with a boulder too. While the unnapreciated sequel, Temple Run 2, didn’t have quite the same impact as the original, we cover how to play that too, so you can go through the gauntlet if you’re a glutton for punishment. 

If you want to keep rolling back the years, see our Doodle Jump online guide, our picks for the best retro games on Switch and mobile, and a detailed list of all the Nintendo Switch Online N64 titles readily available. Or, if you feel like arriving in another tropical destination for some more dangerous traversal, see our favourite exploration games to find your next foray.

Where can I play Temple Run online? 

Despite the title’s waning popularity, you can still get the original Temple Run, as well as Temple Run 2, on both App Store and Google Play. It’s the original way of playing the game, and still probably the best, thanks to touch controls that feel like they haven’t aged a day. 

Unfortunately, while you can easily play Temple Run 2 in browser – click the link if you don’t believe me – the original Temple Run has been wiped off the face of everything but the app marketplaces, so the only way to play is through downloading it. If you’re not up for that, you can sub out the original title for the very similar Tomb Runner, which is just a click of the link away. 

There you have it, our guide to playing Temple Run online, all these years after it first made its mark, and at the touch of a button with our Temple Run 2 download guide. For another epic adventure, check out our Xenoblade Chronicles 3 review